The Hookah air system uses no high pressure air tanks of type worn on diver’s back. Instead, it uses a small air compressor which is located at the surface. It is commonly powered by a portable gasoline engine or electric motor, and the air is delivered to the diver via a floating air hose.
Benefits of Hookah Dive Systems:
No heavy tanks to carry.
No straying away since you’re tethered to the hookah system.
Multiple divers can use one hookah system.
Stay underwater longer and dive deeper than snorkeling.
Less expensive than traditional scuba.
Floating platform on surface alerts other boaters to your whereabouts underwater.
Hookah diving, also known as snuba diving, is ideal for an experienced snorkeler who wants to explore beyond the restraints of their snorkel tube. It’s also an alternative to the precise procedures and complexities required of scuba divers. Here’s where a hookah dive system comes into play.
A hookah diving system, also known as surface air supplied (SAS), is a great way to move up to traditional scuba diving after you’ve mastered snorkeling. It mixes the ease and freedom of snorkeling with the underwater breathing capabilities of scuba.
AirBuddy bridges the gap between snorkeling and SCUBA. The rechargeable battery-powered air compressor provides you with fresh air from the surface – for up to 45 minutes and 40 feet (12m) deep. No air refills or tank rentals, logistics or bulky gear. It’s compact and weighs about 60-70% less than other dive gear on the market.
AirBuddy is the smallest and lightest diving gear in the world.Designed specifically for self-guided shallow water dives, it brings more freedom to diving – no air refills, rentals, complicated logistics or bulky gear! With AirBuddy’s tankless design, you choose your locations and can dive anytime and anywhere. And it fits in your bag, making it a perfect companion for your travels.
Get closer to underwater life than when snorkeling and experience the weightless feeling without carrying heavy air-filled tanks on your back.
As a certified diver you can rent airbuddy and dive with it, we agree on an ideal beach of Koh Tao and we deliver the airbuddy there at the appointed time. You just have to pass in advance, at least one day before to fill in the documentation and pay for the service.
We offer four different rates for this service:
RE-AB12 Airbuddy 12 m./45 min. 1 Diver 500 THB
RE-AB16 Airbuddy 6 m./45 min. 2 Divers 800 THB
RE-2AB12 Airbuddy 12 m./45 min. 1 Diver, 2 Dives (4 hours) 1000 THB
RE-2AB6 Airbuddy 6 m./45 min. 2 Divers, 2 Dives each (4 hous) 1600 THB
The last two services offer the possibility of renting a taxi boat and diving in different areas. In this case we supply replacement batteries and teach you how to change them.
If you are not a certified diver, we have the TAD – Try Airbuddy Dive, with this service we teach you everything you need to know to do two dives accompanied by one of our divemaster or instructor.
TAD-001 Try Airbuddy Dive 6 m./45 min. 1 diver, 2 dives 2500 THB